October 5, 2004

Good Morning:

At last week's Board of Tulane meeting I made two presentations that I want to share with you. The first is a summary of highlights for fiscal year 2004. This report offers concrete examples of how achieving the goals of the strategic plan is positively impacting and transforming Tulane University in the areas of student enrollment, SAT scores, student selectivity, retention, curriculum improvements, increased research and development funding and major construction and renovation. This report can be viewed at

The second is an update on the goals of the 10-year strategic plan we formulated in 1998. This report includes an outline of our strategic priorities for 2005 through 2008, as well as an updated and revised version of our University Scorecard. You can view these reports at

I hope when you review these reports you will experience the pride I felt when I presented them. After all, you are responsible for the successes they outline.


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